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Technoteach Free CPD sessions to up-skill teachers of all levels in computer science.

Welcome to Technocamps

Our mission is to inspire, motivate and engage people with computational thinking and promote Computer Science as underpinning all aspects of modern society.

Our Programme

Since 2003, Technocamps has been providing hands-on computing workshops to inspire, motivate and engage young people. In particular, during the two school years spanning 2014-2016, we delivered an average of 9 hours of workshops in 97% of Wales’ state-backed secondary schools.

With our Playground Computing programme we deliver day-long interactive workshops in primary schools, one classroom at a time. During the 2016-2017 school year we delivered 175 workshops in primary schools to over 4000 pupils and their teachers.

With our Technoteach programme we are providing vital CPD training sessions to up-skill ICT teachers in the new computer science curriculum. In particular, we provide an NQF-level accredited qualification, the Certificate of Teaching of Computing. Over the past two years 31 teachers have been awarded this certificate following a full year of Technoteach workshops; and there are 46 teachers currently undertaking this certificate training during the 2017-2018 school year.

Popular Resources

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Alice is a 3D programming environment, allowing you to create movies, games, tell stories or create animations.

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App Inventor is a quick, easy and free way for anyone to build an Android app, without needing to have programming experience.

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Arduino is a small circuit board which allows you to make a computer that can sense and control the physical environment.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software, and there are many interesting questions around this topic. Can you program a computer to think?

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Greenfoot is a simple, visual programming language based on Java, which is very relevant as Java is a highly sought after skill in industry.

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Most of us access the internet on a daily basis, but how are these websites built?

Latest News

ICT qualifications used in schools and further education colleges are outdated and need fundamental reform.

The Technocamps After School Coding Club for the Spring Term (January - April) Registration is now open. Click inside to see more information and how to register your child into this free and interactive programme. Hurry as spaces are limited.

The innovative school’s outreach programme Technocamps have announced that they’ll be reuniting with Theatr na nÓg for a collaborative project in Hong Kong this January as part of the SPARK Festival.

Twenty teachers from across South Wales are developing their programming knowledge as part of this year's Technoteach CPD Course.

The Institute of Coding (IoC) in Wales, a major partnership led by Swansea University, has been launched at the Senedd in Cardiff.

Technocamps After-School Coding Club 2018-2019 will commence on Thursday 13th September! This after-school coding club will continue every Thursday afternoon during school term time in the Technocamps Delivery Room 911, Talbot building.

Thirty Eight Teachers from across Wales celebrate achieving their (QCF) Level 3 Certificate of Computing for Teachers.

Funding for a Swansea University led programme that will encourage youngsters to learn about Computer Science and its related STEM subjects has been announced by the Welsh Government Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, Eluned Morgan.


Get Involved

Are you interested in arranging a Technocamps workshop for your school or college? We offer a range of computational thinking based workshops to support students and staff through KS2 to KS5. Get in touch to find out more.

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